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Global arms sales not affected by COVID-19

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Despite the global economy contracting amid the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s top 100 arms producers increased sales slightly in 2020,...

SIPRI conference looks at conflict and warfare trends

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Last week over a thousand global participants convened virtually for the sixth annual Stockholm Security Conference with the theme "Battlefields of the Future: Trends...

Sweden charges Lundin Energy executives with complicity in Sudan war crimes

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Swedish prosecutors on Thursday brought charges against the chairman and former CEO of Lundin Energy for complicity in war crimes carried out by the...

Luxury jet makers battle over lucrative spy plane niche

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Last month, a ghostly grey business jet took off from central Sweden and headed across the Baltic on a routine spying mission. The converted Gulfstream,...

Swedish prosecutor says Russia’s GRU hacked Sweden’s sports body

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Swedish prosecutors said on Tuesday an investigation showed that Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency had carried out serious data secrecy breaches at Sweden’s sports...

Swedish Special Forces preparing to head to Mali

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Sweden is preparing to deploy about 150 special forces to support the French-led Operation Barkhane in Mali. The Special Forces are getting ready to participate...

Swedish troops going to Mali

Sweden’s government decided to send troops to Mali to join French-led Special Forces fighting militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State in the...

Some Stena Impero crew released

Iran released seven of 23 crew of British-flagged tanker Stena Impero seized earlier in July, Sweden’s foreign minister said. The Swedish-owned Stena Impero was...

Britain and Sweden agree to co-operate on fighter plans

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Britain and Sweden agreed on Friday to study air combat co-operation over the next decade and opened the door to other potential partners in...

Joint training strengthens peacekeeping in Mali

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Currently, a team of nine officers from Sweden and Finland is in Timbuktu, Mali. The team is called “Nordic Defence Cooperation Mobile Training Team”,...

DR Congo doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize

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Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist...

DR Congo not helping with UN monitor murder investigation – Sweden

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Swedish prosecutors accused Democratic Republic of Congo's government of not co-operating with the investigation into the murder of a Swedish UN sanctions...

Saab sees further increases in defence spending internationally

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"In large parts of the world we are seeing further increases in defence spending and bigger investments in civil security than before,"...

Botswana still evaluating its fighter jet options

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) is still evaluating its options regarding the acquisition of new fighter jets, in spite of Botswana's President...

Sweden ready to assist with investigation of UN deaths in DRC

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Sweden's prime minister paid tribute to a United Nations worker who died in Democratic Republic of Congo, saying those responsible must be...

Swedish court upholds Rwanda genocide life sentence

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A Swedish court of appeal on Wednesday upheld the life imprisonment verdict it gave to a man for genocide during the Rwanda...

Mapisa-Nqakula meets her Swedish counterpart

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, this week met with her Swedish counterpart, Peter Hultqvist, to discuss ongoing defence co-operation between...

Sweden sentences man to life imprisonment for genocide in Rwanda

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A Swedish court sentenced on Monday a 61-year-old man to life in prison for genocide in Rwanda in 1994, the second such...

Swedish prosecutor charges man with genocide in Rwanda

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Swedish prosecutors have charged a 60-year-old man with genocide in Rwanda in 1994, the second such case brought by the Nordic country...

Russian submarine wreck off Sweden likely dates from WW1

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A submarine wreck discovered off the eastern coast of Sweden probably dates from World War One rather than last year when the...

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